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Historic-Themed
Tarot Cards & Related Items

We are now an affiliate with
Llewellyn Books
and have started assembling a list of recommended historic-themed tarot decks and other products that we do not have the space to carry in person.

We are doing some additional research on these decks and will be trying to include additional information beyond the standard descriptions offered by most retailers.

Tarot of Marseille

Another version of the classic deck dating to 1760 as reproduced by the Lo Scarabeo company.
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Tarot of the Master

Originally published in 1893 in black and white, Michela Guadenzi has skillfully colored Giovanni Vacchetta's elegant cards. A teacher of art at the Polytechnic of Turin and a patron of the arts, Vacchetta incorporated some Masonic symbolism into this masterful deck. This deck has some intriguing features described in the instruction sheet. The denari suit (pentacles) shows the Roman emperors in chronological order. Roman leaders were traditionally depicted on coins.
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Golden Tarot of the Renaissance:
Estensi Tarot

Once known as the Charles VI or Gringonneur Tarot, only 17 cards of the original deck survive, but the Lo Scarabeo company has recreated the missing cards in a similar style so it is a full 78 card deck, and renamed to reflect its true history. This late 15th century deck was made in Ferrara for the Estes family. The Minor Arcana, added by Dworkin, were inspired by frescos in Schifanoia Palazzo, owned by the Estes family. These images are alive with movement and wit and are highlighted with gold foil.
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Mini Visconti Tarot

This is a miniature version of the full-sized deck that we carry. One of the oldest Tarot decks most complete preserved to this day and one of the most beautiful, it dates from the mid 1400's. The Visconti Mini Tarot, which has been restored and printed with gold to enhance its original splendor. 44mm by 80 mm.
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Ancient Tarot of Lombardy

This Ancient Tarot of Lombardy deck is a reproduction of a neoclassical deck published around 1810 in Italy. In this quietly powerful neoclassic deck, di Ferndinado Gumppenberg simplifies many of the cards without losing any of the symbolic intensity of the Tarot. The Marseilles style pips are clean and elegant. Hand-drawn borders complement the delicate line drawings and coloring.
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Ancient Italian Tarots

A reproduction of a deck produced in Serravalle Sesia, Italy in 1880 by an anonymous artist. This 1880 deck was in turn based on an earlier deck created in 1835 by the Lombard engraver Carlo Dellarocca.
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Rose Quartz Runes

Runes carved onto genuine rose quartz

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Wooden Runes

Includes 25 wooden runes, a bag, and instruction booklet

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